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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Green Blend Award

Today, being Leap Year Day got even more wonderful by me receiving the Green Blend Award from Amy- The Red Headed Crafter
Thank you! I'm inspired by so many talented bloggers that have become wonderful friends to me.



Here are the terms under which this 'Green Blend Award" are to be given.
1.) This award is for any co-blogging friend who has helped your blog in any and all ways.
2.) This award is for any co-blogging friend who has cheered you along in your blog building, craft advancing career.

3.) This award is for any co-blogging friend who always stops by and is kind to you. you can count on them to always be one of the great comments at the end of your posts.
4) This award is to be given to 3 to 5 Blends whom you feel meet the listed requirements.
5.) Create a post with the terms of use and publish your Blends of Choice.
6.) Blend of choice may copy the award from your blog and proudly post it on theirs.
7.) Blend of choice may continue the kindness by issuing this award to keep the circle forever growing.

I'm passing this wonderful award onto:
1. Dr. Sonia of Cards ,Crafts and Kids Projects
2. Tiffany of Tiffany's Creative Ideas http://tiffanyscreativeideas.blogspot.com/
3. Cathie of Creative Cutter Room http://www.creativecutterroom.com/

Thank You Butterfly Card













Created this Butterfly Thank You Card
using couple of Martha Stewart Butterfly
punches. Stamped Thank You sentiment
on Butterfly to be placed in center. Used
some twine on two of the other Butterflies.
Used foam adhesive to give the Butterflies
dimension.

Closeup:













Entering this into the following challenges:

1. 2 Sisters Challenge unlim entries 11th entry 2/25 - 3/2

Challenge #80 ~ Anything Goes


2. Cute Card Thursday 2/23 - 2/29

3. Craft Your Passion lim 3 entries 3rd entry 2/27 - 3/4
Challenge 99 ~ Paper Piecing


4. DL ART Thankful Thurs Yellow & Butterfly 2/16 - 3/2
FEBRUARY 16, 2012*** THANKFUL THURSDAY**** A NEW ...


5. Hiding in My Craft Room unlim entries 3rd entry 2/25 - 3/2

HIMCR #35 - Bring on some Spring!


6. Ribbon Carousel unlim entries 1st entry 2/28 - 3/6
spool item used is twine

RCC42-Anything Goes with Avocado Arts


7. Simon Says Stamps Ch unlim entries 2nd entry 2/29 - 3/6

Simon Says....ANYTHING GOES !


8. The Kraft Journal Farm Fresh 2/27 - 3/4
used green Kraft cardstock & Daisies and Butterflies which can be found on a farm

Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet: Farm Fresh Challenge


adhesives: foam, Scotch ATG & Zig 2 way glue pen

gems: the Paper Studio golden gems placed in center of 2 of the Butterflies

Paper:
4 1/4" x 5 1/2" lt blue cardstock - represent sky
4" x 5 1/4" Kraft green cardstock - represent grass
3 3/4" x 5" the Paper Studio Yellow Daisies

punches - Martha Stewart:
Classic Butterfly
Classic Butterfly Punch All over the Page

stamping:
Memento Tuxedo Black
TPC Studio Greetings - sentiment

twine: red & white

Monogram M Note cards













Created these Clean & Simple (CAS) monogram
M Note Cards for myself.

When I first bought the Cricut I was afraid to
use the Font cartridges because when I tried
I ended up tearing the letters.

Used Calligraphy Collection Font Cricut cartridge.
Used Bright Checks Turquoise Digi Paper which I
selected when I won a gift certificate from Stamp
Fairy for my Stair Step Birthday Card in the Birthday
Sundaes Challenge 44.

Entering this into the following challenges:

1. 2 Sisters Challenge unlim entries 10th entry 2/25 - 3/2

Challenge #80 ~ Anything Goes


2. Bitten by the Bug 2 2/27 - 3/10

Any Cartridge Monogram Challenge


3. Divas by Design lim 2 entries 1st entry 2/29 - 3/5

Challenge 24 Spots and/or stripes


4. Simon Says Stamps Ch unlim entries 1st entry 2/29 - 3/6

Simon Says....ANYTHING GOES !


Calligraphy Collection Font Cricut cartridge
3" M Inspiration shift & Inspiration Blackout shift

4" square note card

adhesive: Zig 2 way glue pen

Paper:
digital paper I printed from Stamp Fairy - Bright Checks Turquoise

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Jest for the Pun of it you drive me bananas CAS Card













I've been a bzzz BEE having fun on a cloudy day
crafting. Created this 'you drive me bananas'
Clean & Simple (CAS) Card (at least CAS to me)
jest for the pun of it. Heehee.

Used adhesive, cardstock, glitter,
Martha Stewart
punch & stamps.


Stamped the banana image & sentiment on
the lt yellow cardstock. I punched the core'dinations
cardstock with a Martha Stewart punch and then tore
it where the punch out was made so when lined up
with the banana image & sentiment the image and
sentiment would show thru the torn areas.

Entering this into the following challenges:

1. 2 Sisters Challenge unlim entries 9th entry 2/25 - 3/2

Challenge #80 ~ Anything Goes


2. CAS-ual Fridays lim 4 tot ch unlim entries 3rd entry 2/24 - 2/29

CFC41

This week, we've got a challenge that is sure to tickle your funny bone...


CFC41: Jest for the Pun of it.
Use a pun, or a sentiment in a silly way to create a joke, on your
Clean And Simple creation.
**a pun is a humorous play on words.


3. Pennys Challenge Anything Goes unlim entries 23nd entry 2/15 - 2/28

Challenge #73


4. Tuesday Throwdown #87 Paper Tearing 2/28 - 3/5

Tuesday Throwdown #87


adhesive: Scotch ATG, Scotch tape

glitter: yellow

Paper:
4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Base white cardstock
4 1/4" x 5 1/2" core'dinations Lemonade cardstock - yellow
2 3/4" x 4 1/4" lt yellow cardstock

stamping:
Fiskars Fresh Fruit - banana image & sentiment
Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Jest for the Pun of it POPPing by to say Hi CAS Card

















Created this POPPING by to say Hi
Clean & Simple (CAS) Card jest for the
pun of it. Heehee. Used cardstock, stamps,
glitter, pencil color, Spellbinders dies and
adhesive.

Photographed with my favorite microwave
popcorn PopSecret with Butter.

Closeup:














 




Entering this into the following challenge:
1. 2 Sisters Challenge unlim entries 8th entry 2/25 - 3/2

Challenge #80 ~ Anything Goes


2. CAS-ual Fridays lim 4 tot ch unlim entries 2nd entry 2/24 - 2/29

CFC41

This week, we've got a challenge that is sure to tickle your funny bone...


CFC41: Jest for the Pun of it.
Use a pun, or a sentiment in a silly way to create a joke, on your
Clean And Simple creation.
**a pun is a humorous play on words.


3. Pennys Challenge Anything Goes unlim entries 22nd entry 2/15 - 2/28

Challenge #73


adhesive: Scotch ATG, Scotch tape

coloring: Crayola red pencil color

glitter: yellow

Paper:
4 1/4" x 4 1/4" Base red cardstock
4" x 4" yellow cardstock
3 1/2" x 3 1/2" white cardstock

Spellbinders:
Nestabilities Large Classic Inverted Scalloped Circles

stamping:
JoysLife Yummy Pun - sentiment
TPC Circus - popcorn
Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Jest for the Pun of it 2 Peas in a Pod CAS Card


















Created this 2 Peas in a Pod Clean & Simple (CAS)
card jest for the pun of it. Heehee. Used cardstock,
stamps, glitter & adhesive.

Did not have just a can of peas so figured you would
not carrot it I used a can of peas & carrot. Did you get
the pun in that? Heehee. I'm having fun.

Closeup:













Entering this into the following challenge:

1. 2 Sisters Challenge unlim entries 7th entry 2/25 - 3/2

Challenge #80 ~ Anything Goes


2. CAS-ual Fridays lim 4 tot ch unlim entries 1st entry 2/24 - 2/29

CFC41

This week, we've got a challenge that is sure to tickle your funny bone...


CFC41: Jest for the Pun of it.
Use a pun, or a sentiment in a silly way to create a joke, on your
Clean And Simple creation.
**a pun is a humorous play on words.


3. Craft Spot by Kimberly 2/27 - 3/5

Monday Challenge #46 - Make us laugh!

This weeks Challenge: Make us Laugh!
(but keep it clean!!)


4. Pennys Challenge Anything Goes unlim entries 21st entry 2/15 - 2/28

Challenge #73


adhesive: Scotch ATG

glitter: green

Paper:
2 3/4" x 4 1/2" Recollections Butterfly Wings - lt green cardstock
2 1/2" x 4 1/4" dk green cardstock

stamping:
Fiskars Fresh Fruit - peas image & sentiment
Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Best Friends Monochromatic Green Easel Card


















Created this Best Friends Monochromatic Green
Easel Card using a couple Spellbinders dies.

Photographed the card outside near my BlueBonnets
that are continuing to green up.

Entering this into the following challenges:

1. 2 Sisters Challenge unlim entries 6th entry 2/25 - 3/2

Challenge #80 ~ Anything Goes


2. A Muse Studio 2/26 - 3/4

Study in Blue (or pink or green or yellow ...)

"Create a monochromatic card or project" - I don't mind what colour you choose, but only one colour.


3. Crafty Creations 2/22 - 2/28

#158 Fancy Folds


4. Docerela Creations 2/24 - 3/8

Design Team Post #8 (Friendship Card)


5. Party Time Tuesday lim 2 entries 1st entry 2/28 - 3/5


6. Pennys Challenge Anything Goes unlim entries 20th entry 2/15 - 2/28

Challenge #73


Easel Card 4 1/4"

adhesives: foam, red dbl-sided tape

ink: Jenni Bowlin Seed Packet

Paper: 3 shades of green cardstock

Spellbinders:
Shapeabilities Pendants Lattice
Borderabilities Lattic Border
Classic Scalloped Squares large

Monday, February 27, 2012

Pirate Captain Jack Sparrow Birthday Card













Created this Pirate Birthday card using several
things. Used artwork created by my daughter of
Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow.
Used
core'dinations Tim Holtz Distress cardstock.
Tore
paper for a distressed look.
Used lots of Tim Holtz
Distress Ink. Used K Andrew Pirate Tales & Fish
Scales stamps for the birthday sentiment on front
of card. Used Life's a Party Cricut cartridge for the

image on the inside of the card.

You can see sketches done by my daughter on my
blog sidebar of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow,
a fav film of mine.

I won the K Andrew Pirate Tales & Fish Scales stamps
and this is my first time using them.

This is my 2nd time to use the Life's a Party Cricut
cartridge. There are several wonderful images on this
cartridge.

Photographed the card outside on the fort swing set
that hubby built when daughter was younger. I like
to climb the ramp and photograph birds.













Inside of card:













My daughter found this image on the Internet
and emailed it to me yesterday.


















Entering this into the following challenges:

1. 2 Sisters Challenge unlim entries 5th entry 2/25 - 3/2

Challenge #80 ~ Anything Goes


2. Birthday Sundaes 2/26 - 3/3

Challenge #45 - Get Messy Birthday Card


3. Craft Your Passion lim 3 entries 2nd entry 2/27 - 3/4
Challenge 99 ~ Paper Piecing


4. Crazy Challenge lim 2 entries 2nd entry 2/27 -

CCH# 108 - Anything Goes


5. Do You Stack Up max 3 entries 1st entry 2/23 - 2/29

DYSU #60 DISTRESS


6. Exploring Cricut No Business Like Show Business 2/27- 3/4
a fav film is with Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean

New Challenge starts today!!

Today we have a brand new challenge and this one is called "NO Business Like Show Business" You are to create a card, layout or craft project that can be a movie night, concert, recital, plays or based on a movie or song.


7. Getting Cricky 2/26 - 3/10

Simply Sunday Challenge - Argh, Matey!!


8. Getting Cricky proj can be new or old 4/2-9

Guest Design Challenge


9. Hot Shot Craft 2/10 - 3/2

Challenge #4 - One for the boys


10. Jellypark 2/24 - 3/7
a fav film is with Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean

The Oscars Challenge


11. Pennys Challenge Anything Goes unlim entries 19th entry 2/15 - 2/28

Challenge #73


12. Simon Says Stamp and Show unlim entries 2nd entry 2/27 - 3/4
my Idea-Ology was to use my fav Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow
character and show off my daughter's artwork with a Distressed Look

Simon Says Stamp and Show ... An Idea-Ology Bonanza!

This week Simon Says Stamp and Show ... Your Idea-Ology!


13. Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Sat 2/25 - 3/2


Life's a Party Cricut cartridge 3": phrase A PIRATE's LIFE for Me

Paper:
5 1/4" x 8 1/4" Base white cardstock
5 1/2" x 8 1/2" core'dinations Tim Holtz Fired Brick cardstock - red
the Paper Studio Skull & Crossbones

brads:
mini round gold - on inside of card
the Paper Studio Spare Parts Pirate flag - on front of card

ink:
Memento Tuxedo Black
Tim Holtz Distress Ink walnut stain

stamping:
K Andrew Designs Pirate Tales & Fish Scales - won this stamp set
& 1st time using it

Altered Spring Photo Album













Created this Altered Photo Album using a photo
album I bought in an after Easter sale 66% off last
yr at Hobby Lobby. Used 3 Birds on Parade Cricut
cartridge for the cute Rain Bird image.

Still had some of the Neiman Marcus Rum Cake
purple textured packaging left so I used some for
the rain boots.

Used glitter for "rain" shine & ribbon for embellishment.

Photo album before altered:













Closeup:













Entering this into the following challenges:

1. 2 Sisters Challenge unlim entries 4th entry 2/25 - 3/2

Challenge #80 ~ Anything Goes


2. Anything Goes unlim entries 1st entry 2/21 - 3/4

Challenge 61 - Altered Projects

"Altered Projects" anything as long as it isn't a card!


3. Bitten by the Bug 2 Nate's ABCs/Boots 2/20 - 3/4
do not have Nates ABCs Cricut cartridge and challenge indicated could use
another cartridge with boots so I chose 3 Birds on Parade


4. Craft Your Passion lim 3 entries 1st entry 2/27 - 3/4
Challenge 99 ~ Paper Piecing


5. Crazy Challenge lim 2 entries 1st entry 2/27 -

CCH# 108 - Anything Goes


6 Hiding in My Craft Room unlim entries 2nd entry 2/25 - 3/2

HIMCR #35 - Bring on some Spring!


7. Hooked on Craft Ch17 Hearts unlim entries 11th entry 2/6 - 3/3 now mthly ch
there are small hearts on the patterned paper
Challenge 17


8. Moving Along With The Times max 3 entries 3rd entry 2/23 - 2/29

9. Paper Pretties 2/27 - 3/3
use 3 colors: my 3 colors are blue, purple & yellow
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge - Rainbow!


10. Pennys Challenge Anything Goes unlim entries 18th entry 2/15 - 2/28

Challenge #73


6" x 6" American Crafts minialbum Spring album

Paper:
4 1/2" x 5 1/2" Base yellow cardstock
4 1/4" x 5 1/4" blue cardstock
4" x 5" pattern paper DCWV the spring matstack

adhesives: foam, red dbl-sided tape, Scotch ATG, Scotch tape

glitter: blue, purple, white & yellow

ribbon - Easter ribbon with Tulip design

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Spring Tulip Scrapbook Layout


















Created this Spring Tulip Scrapbook Layout
using photos of Tulips I photographed at the
Dallas Arboretum last yr. Hubby & I are members
of the Dallas Arboretum as well as the Dallas Zoo.
Looking forward to going to see the Spring flowers
again this yr.

Entering this into the following challenges:

1. 2 Sisters Challenge unlim entries 3rd entry 2/25 - 3/2

Challenge #80 ~ Anything Goes


2. Allsorts Challenge max 3 entries 3rd entry 2/25 - 3/2

Week 143 It's your choice


3. Hiding in My Craft Room unlim entries 1st entry 2/25 - 3/2

HIMCR #35 - Bring on some Spring!


4. Pennys Challenge Anything Goes unlim entries 17th entry 2/15 - 2/28

Challenge #73


5. The Cuttlebug Spot Spring Is In The Air 2/21 - 3/5

Spring is in the Air


Paper:
12" x 12" Base green/purple/white striped pattern paper
4 1/4" x 5 1/2" core'dinations textured purple

chipboard: DCWV the spring chipboard

embossing: Cuttlebug Art Deco

photos:
one 4" x 6" & six 2" x 3"

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Cupcake Card using From the Kitchen Cricut cartridge


















Created this Cupcake Birthday card using From
the Kitchen Cricut cartridge. Not used thi
s Cricut
cartridge before.

Inspiration to make this card came from the Cricut
March magazine I received in the mail today.

I bought the Cupcake pattern cardstock at Michaels on
sale this past Mon for $3 and got an add'l 20% off. I also
bought a bunch of Tim Holtz Distress inks on sale 40% off
and got the add'l 20% off on them as well.

Used glitter, liquid pearls & Stckles for shine. Added
some ribbon.


















Inside view of card with free digi from PaperCrafting World (PCW)
printed on clear vellum paper & attached with Zots small dots to
the inside of card.


















Entering this into the following challenges:

1. 2 Sisters Challenge unlim entries 2nd entry 2/25 - 3/2

Challenge #80 ~ Anything Goes


2. Allsorts Challenge max 3 entries 2nd entry 2/25 - 3/2

Week 143 It's your choice


3. Cooking With Cricut PCW Birthday Ch 2/14 - 2.27
must use free PCW digi or other PCW digi that was
free from some other time or store bought from PCW

PCW Birthday Challenge


4. Cooking With Cricut Ch74 2/22 - 2/28

Challenge #74: Birthday Cake, Cupcakes and/or Balloons

5. Hooked on Craft Ch17 Hearts unlim entries 10th entry 2/6 - 3/3 now mthly ch
there is a heart on the patterned cupcake cardstock
Challenge 17


6. Party Time Tuesday PTT56 Color/Photo Ch 2/21 - 2/28
I used cream & red for colors and cupcake theme card

PTT # 56-Color/Photo Challenge




7. Pennys Challenge Anything Goes unlim entries 16th entry 2/15 - 2/28

Challenge #73


8. Reasonable Ribbon unlim entries 1st entry 2/15 - 2/27

Challenge #42 Pink & Brown with Ribbon Theme



From the Kitchen Cricut cartridge 2 1/2" cupcake

Paper:
4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Base Recollections Cardstock Butterfly Wings - lt pink
4" x 5 1/4" Recollections Cardstock Butterfly Wings - bright pink
3 3/4" x 5" Recollections Printed cardstock Cupcake Cuties
clear vellum paper

core'dinations cardstock:
Brownie - brown, Butter Churn - cream & red (scrap so I do not know name)

adhesives: foam, red double-sided tape, Scotch ATG, Scotch tape, Zig 2 Way glue pen

digi: free image from PaperCrafting World - Happy Birthday on inside of card

liquid pearls Bisque
Stickles Xmas red
white glitter

ribbon: the Ribbon Boutique cupcake ribbon

Hot Chocolate Warm Wishes Card


















Created this Hot Chocolate
Warm Wishes
Card using Savory Cricut Lite cartridge.
Not used this cartridge before.

Used my favorite color blue for colors.

Photographed one of my plush Pandas
wearing one of my blue scarves that
matched the blue shades I used in the
card.

My favorite hot chocolate is by Coldstone,
which is an ice cream place, here in Central
TX. The Coldstone hot chocolate was bought
at a Kroger grocery store.



















Inside of card:


















Entering this into the following challenges:

1. 2 Sisters Challenge unlim entries 1st entry 2/25 - 3/2

Challenge #80 ~ Anything Goes


2. Allsorts Challenge max 3 entries 1st entry 2/25 - 3/2

Week 143 It's your choice


3. Chocolate Coffee Cards max 3 entries 1st entry 2/24 - 3/8
image needs to have a beverage on it

Challenge 7 ~ Drink Up


4. Crazy 4 Challenges C4C125 2 layer card 2/25 - 3/2


5. My Sheri Crafts Ch79 Warm Wishes 2/18 - 3/2

MY SHERI CRAFTS CHALLENGE #79 - Warm Wishes!


6. Papercraft Star Ch85 Kitchen 2/22 - 2/27

Challenge 85 - Kitchen !


7. Pennys Challenge Anything Goes unlim entries 15th entry 2/15 - 2/28

Challenge #73


Savory Cricut Lite cartridge 3 1/2" Cocoa mug, spoon & phrase Cocoa

Paper:
4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Base blue cardstock
core'dinations Brownie - brown
DCWV winter matstack - pattern paper
Kraft cardstock
3 different shades blue cardstock
white cardstock

adhesives: foam, Scotch ATG, Zig 2 Way glue pen
used foam for marshmallows

punches:
Fiskars small postage stamp
Martha Stewart Embossed Hot Choc

stamping:
Inkadinkado In The Kitchen clear stamp
Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Friday, February 24, 2012

New York Statue of Liberty Scrapbook Layout


















Created this New York Statue of Liberty Scrapbook
Layout to use on a scrapbook page with some NY
photos from what seems like a lifetime ago when
hubby & I visited NY. Was before my daughter was
born that we visited NY.
We had hot dogs from a
street vendor and I remember they tasted good.

Closeup:


















Entering this into the following challenges:

1. Hooked on Craft Ch17 Hearts unlim entries 9th entry 2/6 - 3/3 now mthly ch
there is a small heart in the stamped sentiment
Challenge 17


2. Moving Along With The Times max 3 entries 2nd entry 2/23 - 2/29

3. Pennys Challenge Anything Goes unlim entries 14th entry 2/15 - 2/28

Challenge #73


4. Simon Says Stamp and Show 2/20 - 2/26

Simon Says Stamp and Show Take Your Pick ... London, Paris or New York!


Destinations Cricut cartridge
3" Statue of Liberty phrase & background

Paper:
7" x 10" Base the Paper Studio Patriotic Burst
4 1/4" x 6 1/2" red cardstock
4" x 5 1/4" white cardstock
3 3/4" x 5" blue cardstock
core'dinations Gem Onyx - Statue of Liberty phrase
DCWV the Travel stack 1 3/8" x 3" I cutout the Statue of Liberty
yellow cardstock:
3" background for Statue of Liberty phrase &
5/8" x 2 1/8" stamped sentiment

adhesives: foam, red double-sided tape, Scotch ATG, Scotch tape

ribbon: Celebrate It Basic-Basic - red/white/blue grosgrain ribbon

stamping:
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
studio g clear stamp



Vintage Typewriter Hello Card













Created this Clean & Simple Vintage Typewriter
Hello Card using the Heritage Cricut cartridge.

The patterned paper with the text letters is a Kraft
12" x 12" paper pack and is a new to me find at
Hobby Lobby last wk.

Cut letters out to spell hello to put on the paper
inserted into the typewriter.

Would like to know if using white inking on the
typewrite would look good and where exactly on
the typewriter would you place the white marks?
Please let me know what you think?

Also, would like to know if any embellishing should
be added to a card like this. Please let me know what
you think?













Entering this into the following challenges:

1. Cardztv TV Design Team Ch 6 Anything Goes 2/24 - 2/26
Cardz TV Design Team Challenge #6 Anything Goes!


2. Delightful Sketches 2/22 - 2/29


3. Frosted Designs Fab Fri Ch Shape It Up 2/24 - 3/1
Shape it Up x 3 (pick a geometric shape - circle, square, etc. - and use 3 times)
I used rectangle shape for the cut out letters hello put on typewriter paper

Fabulous Friday Challenge - Shape it Up!


4. Made Especially 4 You 2/20 - 2/26
MEFY Challenge: Three Papers


5. Pennys Challenge Anything Goes unlim entries 13th entry 2/15 - 2/28

Challenge #73


6. The Kraft Journal Make It Mon Fantastic Finds Ch unlim entries 2nd entry 2/20 - 2/26
my fantastic find is the patterned paper which is part of the everyday Kraft 60 Paper Pack
Make It Monday with Kraft Outlet: Fantastic Finds Challenge


7. The Pink Elephant 2/20 - 2/26
use something w/ script, words, print on it

The Pink Elephant-TPE 136


Heritage Cricut cartridge 3" Typewriter & shadow

Paper:
4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Base white cardstock
4" x 5 1/4" black cardstock
3 3/4" x 5" patterned paper The Paper Studio everyday Kraft 60 Paper Pack
white paper

adhesives: foam, Scotch ATG, Scotch tape, Zig 2 Way glue pen

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Doghouse Shaped Pet Hello Card


















Created this Doghouse Shaped Card for
my daughter. Our dog, Teddy, misses my
daughter and vice versa. My daughter is
a sophomore in college studying Art Animation.

Saw there were a couple Pet & Shaped
challenges as well that I could enter this in.

Created the Doghouse shape, dog & bone images
using the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge.

Had found some new to me Kraft paper at Hobby
Lobby last wk and used the new dark brown Kraft
cardstock with the regular light brown Kraft cardstock.

Stamped a Hello sentiment on bone image.

Cut a bone from Bow-wow ribbon to place on the card.

Teddy posing with card. Today it is sunny but windy
and the card kept falling over but Teddy was patient
and I was holding the treats he got afterwards.


















Entering this into the following challenges:

1. Crafting for All Seasons 2/22 - 3/5

Challenge #21 - Shaped Cards


2. Creative Cutter Room 2/23 - 3/7

Design Time Thursday: Shape Cards


3. Diana M Larson Anything Goes Ch 2/23 - 3/10

FEBRUARY 23, 2012***THURSDAY**** DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE


4. Die Cuttin Divas 2/21 - 2/27

Challenge #53: Favorite Pet


5. Gingerloft Challenge GL34 It's a zoo 2/19 - 3/3
any animal on proj will do
GL34 It's a zoo


6. Moving Along With The Times max 3 entries 1st entry 2/23 - 2/29


7. Paper Playtime Ch68 PETS! And add a Sentiment 2/20 - 3/3

Ch# 68 - Say It With Sentiments Challenge using PET Images!


8. Pennys Challenge Anything Goes unlim entries 12th entry 2/15 - 2/28

Challenge #73


9. Ribbon Carousel 2/21 - 2/27
used a couple different colors,
my swirls would be the woodgrain embossing on the doghouse,
ribbon is the small Bow-wow ribbon cut & placed near the dog image
RCC41-Colors&Swirls with Bugaboo Stamps


10. Scrappy Moms-Stamps Terrific Tues Ch - Tag You're It 2/21 - 2/28
my tag is the bone image on the dog house stamped with sentiment Hello
Terrific Tuesday Challenge - Tag you're it! :)


11. Simon Says Stamps Challenge use 3 diff papers 2/22 - 2/28

Simon Says. ,,, Use 3 Different Papers ,, :-)


12. The Kraft Journal Make It Mon Fantastic Finds Ch 2/20 - 2/26
my Fantastic Finds is the new Kraft cardstock I found at Hobby Lobby and
I used the new dk brown cardstock as well as regular lt brown Kraft cardstock

Make It Monday with Kraft Outlet: Fantastic Finds Challenge


13. Truly Scrumptious 2/15 - 2/28

Challenge 74 - All Creatures Great & Small


Create a Critter Cricut cartridge
Doghouse 4 1/2", Dog 2 1/4", Bone 2 1/4"

Paper:
Kraft cardstock: lt brown & my Fantastic Finds dk brown
that I found at Hobby Lobby last wk when paper was 50% off
cardstock: black, blue, red, yellow

adhesives: foam, red double-sided tape

embossing: the Paper Studio Woodgrain - Doghouse

ribbon: Craft Essentials Bow-wow ribbon

stamping:
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
TPC Studio Greetings clear stamp - Hello

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

BiPlane Patriotic Scrapbook Layout


















Created this 12" x 12" Patriotic scrapbook layout
using some photos of a U. S. Army Biplane and
chipboard pieces to spell BIPLANE.


Entering this into the following challenges:

1. Craft Your Passion 2/20 - 2/26

Challenge 98 ~ Red, White & Blue


2. Pennys Challenge Anything Goes unlim entries 11th entry 2/15 - 2/28

Challenge #73


3. Raise the Bar #92 'A Side of Chips' use chipboard 2/17 - 2/22

Challenge #92


4. Whimsical-Designs 2/22 - 2/29
card or other proj & incorporate clock and/or something with wings
the Biplane has a pair of wings
"Times Flies" Whimsical Wednesday Challenge


Paper:
12" x 12" Base Colobok Little Flags
cardstock: red & white

chipboard: K&Company Americana Chipbox

photos: I photographed with my Canon camera &
printed four 3" x 4" photos of a U.S. Army Biplane

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Create a Critter Panda Bear Shaped Happy Birthday Card













Created this Clean & Simple (CAS) Panda Bear
shaped Happy Birthday card using Create a Critter
Cricut cartridge.

One of my favorite wild animals is the Panda.

Closeup:


















Hand calligraphy birthday sentiment with a silver
marker on inside of card:
Sending you
a Panda hug
on your birthday!















Entering this into the following challenges:

1. Card Makin Mamas Ch31 Happy Birthday lim 2 entries 2nd entry 2/17 - 3/1
Challenge #39 HAPPY BIRTHDAY!


2. Craft Spot by Kimberly Mon Ch45 B'day Shape Card 2/20 - 2/26

Monday Challenge #45 - Birthday Shape cards


3. Crafty Creations Challenge 2/15 - 2/22

#157- WARM & CUDDLY TEDDY BEARS


4. Pennys Challenge Anything Goes unlim entries 10th entry 2/15 - 2/28

Challenge #73


Create a Critter Cricut cartridge 4 1/2" Panda

Paper:
The Paper Company black cardstock
white cardstock

adhesives: red double-sided tape, Zig 2 Way glue pen

Stair Step Fold Thinking of You Friendship Card


















Created this Stair Step Fold Thinking of You
Friendship Card for several reasons. One reason
is I
really enjoy this Stair Step Fold style. Another
reason is that it was sunny outside after the rain
we had and even though I did not see a rainbow
the sunshine inspired me to use a rainbow & pot
of gold theme.

For the pot of gold I used a new to me technique
of making glitter buttons. I placed the white buttons
where I wanted them on the card and added the
glitter glue and then waited for them to dry.

The green next to the card in top left are the
BlueBonnets greening up in my backyard.


















Challenges entered:

1. Capture the Moment PaperTrey ink 2/20 - 2.27

Make It Monday #54: Glitter Buttons


2. Celebrate the Occasion Ch 51 Thinking of You 2/21 - 2/26

Challenge #51


3. Crazy Challenge lim 2 entries 2nd entry 2/20 - 2/25

CCH# 107 Use a die or punch


4. Peachy Keen Stamps Ch05 Just Cards Ch - Friendship 2/16 - 2/22


5. Pennys Challenge Anything Goes unlim entries 9th entry 2/15 - 2/28

Challenge #73


6. Tuesday Throwdown 86 "winter blues" use blue 2/21 - 2/27

Tuesday Throwdown #86


Cricut cartidges & Gypsy:
Life is a Beach 3" sun used Gypsy to hide face & used PK face stamp
Simply Charmed 2 1/2" Pot of Gold

Paper:
Stair Step Card Base core'dinations Baby Blue Smooth
core'dinations Gem Onyx - black - pot of gold
coire'dinations Tulip - yellow - bee & sun
Sonnets Sky Paper

adhesives: foam, Scotch ATG, Scotch tape, red double-sided tape

butons: 5 white buttons covered with gold glitter glue

enamel accents: black

glitter:
red & white glitter
gold glitter glue - used on white buttons

ribbon: Craft Narrows Ribbon Bow-tique - gold ribbon

Spellbinders: Shapeabilities Ribbon Tag Trio Two

stamping:
Marvy heat tool
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
PaperTrey ink Up, Up & Away Clear Stamp Set -
rainbow &
sentiment: thinking of you
Peachy Keen: PK-244 Bee Happy & PK-461 Happy Lashes
Stampendous Red Tinsel Opaque embossing powder
VersaMark

Stair Step Fold Birthday Card Shades of Purple













Created this Stair Step Fold Birthday Card
using a couple different shades of purple.
Purple is a favorite color of mine. This is my
first time making a Stair Step Fold Card.

Spellbinders dies work really well with the
different step sizes.

Stamped sentiment using embossing
powder & heat tool.

Added glitter for extra shine.

Closeups:


























Entering this into the following challenges:

1. Birthday Sundaes 2/19 - 2/25

Challenge #44 - Stair Step/Center Step/Side Step Birthday Cards!

Tutorials HERE, HERE and HERE, if you need help in creating one of these fun fold cards.


2. Card Makin Mamas Ch31 Happy Birthday lim 2 entries 1st entry 2/17 - 3/1
Challenge #39 HAPPY BIRTHDAY!


3. Fantabulous Cricut Ch Me Mon #99 Fancy Trims 2/20 - 2/26
fabric, lace, trim - I used ribbon

Challenge Me Monday #99

#99 – Fancy Trims
Use fabric, lace or other trims on your project


4. Hiding in My Craft Room HIMCR 34 Glitter Glitter 2/18 - 2/24
my glitter is in the embossing powder used on the stamped sentiment

HIMCR #34 - Glitter! Glitter!


5. One Stitch At A Time Ch101 Digi or don't (use a digi or no image) 2/19 - 2/24
I chose to not use a digi

6. Pennys Challenge Anything Goes unlim entries 8th entry 2/15 - 2/28

Challenge #73


George and Basic Shapes 2" circle

Paper:
3 shades of purple textured cardstock
Recollections Signature Textured Cardstock

adhesives: foam & Zig 2 Way glue pen

glitter: purple

ribbon: purple & white gingham ribbon

Spellbinders:
Shapeabilities Pendants Kaleidoscope
Borderablities Kaleidoscope Border

stamping:
Fiskars Make A Wish Quote clear stamp - May all your wishes come true
Stamp n Stuff Kaleidoscope Transparent Embossing Powder
VersaMark ink

Monday, February 20, 2012

BlueBonnet Photo Layout State Flower of Texas













Created these photo layouts of BlueBonnets,
the State Flower of Texas, I photographed here
where I live in Central TX. They bloom in Spring.
I now also have some in my backyard that hubby &
I planted couple yrs ago and they are greening up
now.

You can see another BlueBonnet post on my blog:
Bee my Friend Card

Closeups:


















Can you see the Ladybug & BumbleBee?


















Entering this into the following challenge:

1. Krafty Girls 2/14 - 2/26

Home Sweet Home Challenge #1


2. Pennys Challenge Anything Goes unlim entries 7th entry 2/15 - 2/28

Challenge #73


Paper:
12" x 12" Blue cardstock
BlueBonnet stationary

4" x 6" photos photographed by me with my Canon T3i

Got Mail Mailbox with Envelopes Card


















Created this Got Mail card using Doodlecharms
Cricut cartri
dge for the mailbox & envelopes.

Tried a new technique of chalk as a background
by embossing and then using a sponge dabber to
apply chalk onto the embossed image.




















Entering this into the following challenges:

1. Chalk-ah-lot 2/19 - 3/2

Challenge #4 Chalk as a background


2. Crazy Challenge lim 2 entries 1st entry 2/20 - 2/25

CCH# 107 Use a die or punch


3. Little Scrap Pieces 2/19 - 3/2

New Challenge Use Green


4. Pennys Challenge Anything Goes unlim entries 6th entry 2/15 - 2/28

Challenge #73


5. Sentimental Sundays 2/19 - 2/25

Challenge #90: Lets get Sentimental


6. Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays 2/19 - 2/23
More Than Two Layers


7. Stuck on U Sketches Die Cut Ch: "You've Got Mail" 2/10 - 2./23
February 10 Die Cut Challenge "You've Got Mail"


Doodlecharms mailbox 3" & envelopes 1 1/2"

Paper:
4 1/4" x 7 1/2" Base core'dinations Citrine - yellow - sun
3 5/8" x 4 1/4" layer core'dinations Baby Blue Smooth - blue - sky
3 5/8" x 4 /4" layer green cardstock
cardstock:
2 shades of brown core'dinations, 2 shades of green, red & white
Kraft

adhesives: foam, Scotch ATG, Scotch tape, Zig 2 Way glue pen

calligraphy: hand calligraphy Got Mail! with Sheaffer Calligraphy Fountain Pen & black ink

chalk: Chalk-Ah-Lot Powdered Sky chalk

embossing: Cuttlebug D'vine Swirl - sky & Sizzix Tim Holtz Woodgrain - post

ink:
Memento Tuxedo Black ink,
Sheaffer calligraphy black ink &
Versamark
stamping:
Making Memories Passport #30356 clear stamp PAR AVION BY AIR MAIL

punch: Martha Stewart grass edge punch

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Bon Voyage Vintage Suitcase Card

Created this Bon Voyage Card using Heritage
Cricut cartridge.

Cut the Suitcase & shadow at 3". Embossed the Suitcase.
Used Tim Holtz Distress Ink. Used a Travel Paper Pack.
Used some brads. Used a stamp set not used before. Did
some faux stitching on blue layer of card.

Photographed with decks of cards which I collect
from places I visit.


















Closeup of card:













Entering this into the following challenges:

1. 2 Sisters Challenge Blog Ch79 Stitiching real or faux stitching 2/18 - 2/23
Challenge #79 ~ Stitching


2. Cardztv Cricut Cardz Ch102 "A Stitch in Time" real or faux stitching 2/15 - 2/28
Cricut Cardz Challenge #102


3. Friday Mashup FM46 I'm Not Old, I'm Vintage 2/17 - 2/23
sketch of shabby chic/vintage - I chose to do vintage

FM#46 I'm not Old, I'm Vintage!


So here is the "Mashup" Challenge :
  1. Make a project using the "Sketch".
  2. Or Make a "Shabby Chic / Vintage" project.
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a "Shabby Chic/Vintage project using the Sketch".

4. Frosted Designs Fab Fri Ch Brads and/or eyelets 2/17 - 2/23

Fabulous Friday Challenge - Brads and/or eyelets

This week we are challenging you to use Brads and/or Eyelets on your cards, layouts and projects.

5. Hooked on Craft Ch17 Hearts unlim entries 8th entry 2/6 - 3/3 now mthly ch
there is a small heart on the luggage tag
Challenge 17


6. Pennys Challenge Anything Goes unlim entries 5th entry 2/15 - 2/28

Challenge #73


7. Sassy Studio Designs Dare To Be Sassy Thurs #112 Kraft cardstock 2/16 - 2/22
Dare to be Sassy Thursday #112


8. Simon Says Stamp Ch Tag It unlim entries 2nd entry 2/15 - 2/21
tag is the luggage tag

Simon Says ,,,,, TAG IT ! :-)


9. Simon Says Stamp and Show Anything Goes unlim entries 5th entry 2/15 - 2/19

Simon Says Stamp and Show Anything Goes!


Heritage Suitcase & Shadow 3"

Paper:
5 1/2" x 7 1/2" Base core'dinations Bright White cardstock
5" x 7" the Paper Company Aegean Sea - blue layer
4 1/2" x 6 1/2" DCWV The Travel Stack
Kraft cardstock - Suitcase Shadow

adhesives: foam, Scotch ATG

brads: 2 gold round mini brads

embossing: the Paper Studio Mesh Texture embossing folder

faux sttiching: gold pen

ribbon: brown

stamping:
heidi grage Travel rubber stamps - BON VOYAGE & luggage tag
Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Tim Holtz items:
Distress Ink vintage photo
Sander